Under the guidance of first-year Head Coach Adam Gase, the 2016 season saw the Dolphins finish with a 10-6 record and earn a berth in the playoffs for the first time since 2008. After starting the 2016 season with a 1-4 record, the Dolphins utilized a six-game winning streak to help put themselves in playoff position. With a new canopy and a modernized stadium, the Dolphins wasted no time establishing a home-field advantage at Hard Rock Stadium.
2016 NFL DRAFT
The Dolphins On The Clock 2016 NFL Draft Party presented by Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute at Baptist Health South Florida did not disappoint. The free event featured live insider analysis, current and former player autographs, interactive games, photo opportunities, concessions and areas to watch the 2016 NFL Draft. The room exploded with excitement when the Dolphins selected Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil at number 13.
The Miami Dolphins Training Camp unveiled several exciting changes geared to improve the fan experience as part of “Back to Football powered by South Florida Ford” at the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. This year’s training camp featured a brand new canopy over the seated area, providing fans with shade and a more comfortable experience than ever before. A new area reserved for children 12 years old and younger provided them with special access to get autographs from Dolphins players post practice. In addition, weekend practices featured food trucks, interactive games, and face painting.
HARD ROCK STADIUM ANNOUNCEMENT
2016 marked the inaugural year of Hard Rock Stadium. On August 17th, 2016, the announcement of Hard Rock Stadium was made in the exact way you would expect: music, memorabilia, lights and a guitar smashing ceremony. The Miami Dolphins welcomed Hard Rock International CEO, Jim Allen to participate in the festivities, alongside players Ndamukong Suh, Jarvis Landry and Reshad Jones, and Dolphins President & CEO Tom Garfinkel. Oh, and of course, Mr. 305 himself, Pitbull!
CANOPY AND VIDEOBOARD UNVEIL
With the new state-of-the-art open air canopy, 92% of fans are shaded and protected from the natural elements, making Hard Rock Stadium’s game-day experience one of the best in the NFL. Fans can enjoy the game from any seat on every level with four new high-definition video boards, totaling 22,400 square footage.
STADIUM EVENT BUSINESS
United Site Services was the exclusive provider of portable toilets for all nine (9) home games played by the Miami Dolphins in 2016.
United Site Services was the exclusive provider of portable toilets for all seven (7) home games played by the Miami Hurricanes in 2016.
Portable toilets were secured through United Site Services for many other events in 2016, including:
- 2016 Capital One Orange Bowl
- 2017 Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival
- Cirque du Soleil?
United Site Services supported the Miami Dolphins 2016 Fins Weekend by providing two (2) luxury toilet trailers for the Friday evening Captain's Party at Miami Beach Marina on May 20, 2016. In addition, the partnership with the Miami Dolphins provided United Services with a benefits package for the weekend, including:
- One (1) boat entry in the Fishing Tournament
- Four (4) fishing tournament gift bags
- One (1) autographed boat bungee
- Twelve (12) tickets to the Captain's Party
- Twelve (12) tickets to the Fishing Awards Ceremony & Live Auction
- Two (2) hotel room accommodations for two (2) nights
- Logo inclusion on the Fins Weekend website
- One (1) half page ad in the Fins Weekend event program
DOLPHINS CANCER CHALLENGE
United Site Services also helped to support our annual Dolphins Cancer Challenge. As part of its partnership with the Dolphins, United Site Services received:
- Six (6) tickets to the DCC Concert featuring the Counting Crows
- Logo inclusion on the DCC Partners Page
- Logo inclusion in the DCC Rider Handbook
- Logo inclusion in the DCC Annual Report (still to be released)